Last Gasp

Lake goers enjoy the season’s final hot day

BUCKEYE LAKE – According to, Wednesday was the season’s final hot summer day, as temperatures flirted with 90 degrees, and lake goers managed to find some time off during the week to enjoy it (that is, before it began raining that afternoon). The forecast calls for cooler temperatures this weekend, although slightly warming the following week. Long term, the […]

Buddy Walk benefits Down Syndrome children, parents

MILLERSPORT – Down Syndrome is not only a challenge for those afflicted, but for their parents as well, said Millersport resident Mitchell Severance, whose cousin, Evan Bruckelmeyer, has Down Syndrome. Severance is rallying people to participate in the 12th Annual Columbus Buddy Walk to benefit those with Down Syndrome and their parents. Participants will be asked to join a team, […]

Millersport UMC to celebrate 175th anniversary Sept. 15

MILLERSKPORT – Everyone is invited to help the Millersport United Methodist Church celebrate its 175th anniversary on Sunday, September 15. Church service is 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a carry in dinner from 11:30 to 12:30. The 175th Anniversary program starts at 12:30 p.m. An outdoor celebration follows the program. The community is invited for an afternoon of fun, […]

Millersport wants more children

MILLERSPORT – Mayor’s Assistant and Walnut Township School Board member Vince Popo is seeking about 100 new students for the small district. Popo presented a draft Tuesday night of “A Way Forward” that he crafted with Village Council member Dustin Bidwell. He presented the same draft Monday night to his fellow school board members. The draft includes a map of […]

Resident says fire call wasn’t taken seriously

BUCKEYE LAKE – Resident Judy Allen told the Buckeye Lake Village Council Monday night that she supports the village’s 5-mill fire levy renewal appearing on the November ballot, but a recent incident is making her question that support. She said she had a recording of an 8:10 p.m. phone call on Sept. 4 that resident Bill Smith made about a […]

Festival thanks corporate sponsors

Editor: Corporate sponsors are very important to the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival. They donate thousands of dollars that are critical to maintain our community donations. On behalf of the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival, I want to thank the following corporate sponsors: Big “O” Refuse, Commodore Bank, The Pataskala Post, Keller Family Chiropractic, Gutter Helmet, JD Equipment, Coughlin Automotive of Newark […]

More thanks to Hoskinson, Schoedinger

Editor: The longer I live around the Buckeye Lake area, the more I am convinced this is the best-kept secret in Central Ohio. That became evident again over the last four months when Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Services donated one of their buildings to the Millersport Covenant Church. Our little nomadic congregation wandered around the area for 26 years. Unlike […]

Hileman introduces herself

Editor: My name is Brenda Hileman and I am running for Buckeye Lake Village mayor this November. I have lived here since 1983 and have seen a lot of changes. I have been married to my husband, Roger, for 42 years. We had a very successful trucking business since 1974. Roger retired in 2009 and we sold our trucks. I […]

Warnings for seniors

Editor: Seniors be wary of anyone who professes over and over to be a good Christian and professes to go to church and help people, and then suggests you let them help you with your bills and money. Be wary of anyone who regularly asks for a couple of dollars. Be wary of anyone who wants to help you or […]

Trustee puts township at risk

Editor: State of Ohio law says no unauthorized drivers or passengers may drive or ride in township vehicles. That did not stop Walnut Township Trustee Terry Horn from hauling an adult and a child in one of the township’s trucks in the Sweet Corn Festival parade. These trucks only have two seats as the center seat is removed to install […]